• columbus discovers chicago

      As someone who delights in Chicago’s metropolitan implications, I love this postcard of Columbus’ caravels parked off the...

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  • looking beyond the law’s letter

    In some cases the observance of law is against the equality of justice and against the public good…In...

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  • extraordinary remedies

      I’m currently remediating my book manuscript Extraordinary Remedies: The Court of Chancery and Equitable Justice in Chicago as...

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  • legal pluralism

     History/Legal Studies 510: Legal Pluralism This course explores the global diversity of legal cultures, beginning in ancient China and...

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  • map your world

      Martinez Zea, Map of Wireless Networks, Favela da Serra, Brazil Sociolegal scholars could learn much from cartography, suggests Boaventura...

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  • something to send home

      As an interdisciplinary historian studying lawmakers and cultural brokers, I have a special affection for this lavishly illustrated...

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  • home movies

      I recently met husband-and-wife filmmakers Penny Lane and Brian Frye at a law and humanities workshop, who told...

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  • the creative process

      As a dissertator, I swung between heady visions of the powerhouse monograph I was bequeathing to mankind and...

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  • walking the words

      Anna Deavere Smith performs oral histories in bare feet so that she can walk in the words of...

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